Associate Professor Emawtee (Banita) Bissoondoyal-Bheenick is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of financial markets and institutions and an experienced academic with nearly 20 years of extensive educational experience. She has successfully maintained her profile through significant contributions through several grants, quality publications and distinguished research outputs. Her expertise in volatility and risk is evidenced by various quality publications which includes global studies on different product markets namely stock, bond, structured products and foreign exchange. With a focus on the Australian market, her research extends to analyse investments in particular on the asymmetric relationship between order imbalance and realised volatility as well as volatility spillover between Australia and its major trading partners. As a successful recipient of various grants in the area of Australian Superannuation and global pension funds, she works extensively in the area of investment return and risk assessment to identify the major investment options available in the market for the retail investors. Her research has widely been disseminated to the industry via conferences as keynotes speaker, recommendation to Australian Superannuation boards as well as provided several media experts comments. With her knowledge of investment and credit risk assessment as another major area of research, she is currently member of the RMIT Philanthropy Investment Committee and Treasury Committee with key responsibility to assist in advising the ethical investing options for the University.